Change Accelerator

The Change Accelerator is a four month programme bringing together experienced business leaders from across the built environment to lead transformational change in their businesses.
Change Accelerator


January 11, 2018


Education & Leadership



Get involved: Applications for the 2018 Change Accelerator programme are now closed. To register your interest for the 2019 cohort, please get in touch via the pink button and we will notify you when applications open.

The Change Accelerator is a four month programme, starting in April 2018, bringing together experienced business leaders from across the built environment to lead transformational change in their businesses, and ultimately to work together to facilitate a systemic shift in the sustainability of the built environment.

The four month experience is built around a rigorous leadership curriculum where participants will redefine their leadership purpose, understand how to influence systems and hone their storytelling techniques to maximize influence and deliver transformational change in their businesses. They will have the opportunity to apply a new framework to existing challenges, leverage new insights and develop a strategy to positively disrupt barriers to change and help them achieve a breakthrough.

Starting in April 2018, the Change Accelerator is for business leaders working in the built environment with real influence over business strategy, and with a remit for change. Individuals looking to apply should have significant professional experience.

This diverse programme would be highly relevant to the following roles: Head/Director of Marketing, Innovation, Strategy, Finance, Sustainability, HR, Communications, Procurement, Corporate Affairs, Operations.

As with our other executive programmes, we expect applications to be highly competitive, and we will be accepting a maximum of two applicants from each organisation.

“An essential learning and evaluation tool for anyone who is committed to achieving substantive change in their organisation or industry sector.”

John Logan, Sustainability Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, Change Accelerator 2016.

The programme consists of the following face to face workshops:

  1. Purpose (evening + 1 day)
    23-24 April 2018, 15:00 Mon – 17:00 Tue (including overnight accommodation)
  2. Systems (1 day)
    14 June 2018, 09:00 – 17:00
  3. Storytelling (1 day)
    4 July 2018, 09:00 – 17:00

Between the sessions, participants will be given tasks to complete. This guided learning is estimated as 3-5 days total.

For more information on the benefits for the participant and the organisation, and an overview of the programme agenda, download the prospectus here.

If you have any further questions, please contact Zachary Rootes.


  • £3999+ VAT for members
  • £5499+ VAT for non-members

The Change Accelerator programme has been developed in collaboration with our delivery partner Switch On. Switch On is leadership consultancy – born from a disruptive innovation agency – dedicated to equipping leaders with everything they need to find and seize opportunities for continuous business breakthroughs that create value and drive impact within the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous, Networked and Stressed (VUCANS) world.


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